A Hideaway Report Classic: Les Sources de Caudalie


My favorite country escape from Bordeaux remains Les Sources de Caudalie, located on the Château Smith Haut Lafitte wine estate 20 minutes south of the city. This stylish spa hotel specializes in treatments with Caudalie products, which are derived from grapes and grape-seed oil. La Grand’Vigne, the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant, recently won a second Michelin star. In 2014, the property opened 12 new suites with a rustic-chic style inspired by the oyster fishermen’s huts at nearby Cap Ferret, plus a new indoor pool and a wine bar, Rouge, that serves many of the estate’s best wines by the glass. L’Ile aux Oiseaux, the hotel’s most romantic suite, has also been redecorated by designer Delphine Manivet, a Parisian wedding-dress designer.

<i>La Grand’Vigne</i> dining room at Les Sources de Caudalie - © Xavier Bejot
Le Village des Pêcheurs (Fishermen’s Village) suite balcony at Les Sources de Caudalie - © Guillaume de Laubier
<i>Rouge</i> wine bar at Les Sources de Caudalie - © Guillaume de Laubier
The newly redecorated L’Ile aux Oiseaux suite at Les Sources de Caudalie - © Roberta Valerio
- Hotel at a Glance -

Les Sources de Caudalie    95Andrew Harper Bird


Beautifully decorated rooms; excellent restaurants; first-rate wine bar.


The spa is so popular it is often difficult to book a treatment.

Good to Know

You won’t need a car while staying at this hotel, which is a self-contained world.

Rates: Prestige Room, $410; Junior Suite, $615
Address: Chemin de Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux-Martillac.
Telephone: Tel. (33) 5-57-83-83-83

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